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Greetings on 55th anniversary of Russian-Cuban Friendship Society

October 11, 2019

Vladimir Putin congratulated the heads and members of the Russian-Cuban Friendship Society on its 55th anniversary.

The message reads, in part:

“Established in 1964 with the personal involvement of Yuri Gagarin and Ernesto Che Guevara, this Society is making a very important contribution to the development of constructive cooperation between our two countries and to the strengthening of mutual understanding and trust between the peoples of Russia and Cuba.

The activities of this influential public organisation facilitate the build-up of humanitarian ties, the development and implementation of joint projects in science, culture and education, as well as the popularisation of the Russian language, Russian literature and art in the Republic of Cuba. This, without doubt, is a shining example of effective people’s diplomacy.”

October 11, 2019